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The purpose of this research was to construct a computational model of the metaphor generation process. In order to construct the model, first, the probabilistic relationship between concepts and words was computed with a statistical analysis of language data. Secondly, a computational model of the metaphor generation process was constructed with results of(More)
In research on the recognition heuristic (Goldstein & Gigerenzer, Psychological Review, 109, 75-90, 2002), knowledge of recognized objects has been categorized as "recognized" or "unrecognized" without regard to the degree of familiarity of the recognized object. In the present article, we propose a new inference model--familiarity-based inference. We(More)
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of the interaction between body and environment on the creative thinking process, mainly with regard to insight problem solving. Previous studies have focused on the factors that provide impetus for insight and creativity, and their components. In order to clarify the cognitive mechanism behind insight and(More)
Visually induced illusory self-motion perception is termed vection. We measured vection strength in participants wearing either wooden or iron clogs together with or without a weight-jacket (four conditions). We hypothesized that the heavier items would inhibit vection more because they make locomotion difficult. Results partially showed that the iron clogs(More)
The aim of this study was to clarify how the sense of heaviness changes our cognition. According to recent studies in cognitive science, intelligent human behaviors ranging from perception to inference are not closed mental processes; rather, they are affected by body and action (Wilson, 2002; Gibbs, 2005; Proffitt, 2006). In previous studies, the sense of(More)
Previous studies (Cosmides, 1989; Gigernzer & Hug, 1992; Hasegawa & Hiraishi, 2000) have shown the Cheater Detection Module (CDM) to be an adaptive heuristic within social environments and that it can improve human reasoning in many social exchange contexts. The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of the CDM on problem solving. To that aim, the(More)